Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Explore with the Geographical Society of Philadelphia – PEOPLE/PLACES/PERSPECTIVES

The mission of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia is to promote the discovery and appreciation of the many wonders of our world. The Society supports world exploration by presenting enlightening programs on travel, geography, science, history, exploration, and world cultures to its members and the public in the Philadelphia area.

As part of GEO’s renewed spirit and our commitment to you, we turn from exploration to navigation of the People, Places, and Perspectives that shape our lives. We are here to reconnect with you, and help to connect the new with the old, the peaceful with the chaotic, the good with the bad.

We look forward to meeting those of you we didn’t have an opportunity to meet this summer in the coming weeks and months. On behalf of the Board of Director and our Board President Dr. Jill Weber, we invite you to come along with us on our journey to better understand this New World!

Check back to see what our program for the season holds, and how you can experience the world in new ways.  Support the 130 legacy of one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prestigious organizations by becoming a member or by sponsoring our events. 

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2021 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Chief Astronomer of Franklin Institute, Dr. Derek Pitts

Some of Our Speakers

Derrick Pitts is the chief astronomer, planetarium director, and NASA Solar System Ambassador(!) for the Franklin Institute.  Derrick started his education at Germantown Academy before attending St. Lawrence University in NY. He has since been awarded honorary doctorates from La Salle University and Rowan University.  His masterful ability to communicate science[…]

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People/Places/Perspectives

Posted @withregram • @history Do you know the origin of #Oktoberfest? On #ThisDayInHistory in 1810, Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I of Bavaria, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates. The decision to repeat the festivities in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the annual Oktoberfest. Visit the link in our bio to join our upcoming event with @kaelanisays at @playsandplayers to hear Kae Lani provide “edutaining” insights. #educational #entertaining #culinaryexploration #perspective #philadelphia

Posted @withregram • @history Do you know the origin of #Oktoberfest?

On #ThisDayInHistory in 1810, Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I of Bavaria, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates.
The decision to repeat the festivities in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the annual Oktoberfest.
Visit the link in our bio to join our upcoming event with @kaelanisays at @playsandplayers to hear Kae Lani provide “edutaining” insights. #educational #entertaining #culinaryexploration #perspective #philadelphia

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Join fellow travelers and foodies on October 28th at @playsandplayers The Geographical Society Presents: Following Your Gut with @kaelanisays Kae Lani Palmisano - Exploring the World Cultures Through FoodJoin Emmy Award-Winning television host and food and travel writer, Kae Lani, for an interactive conversation on the many ways in which food expresses #culturalidentity and how her travels across four continents changed the way she thinks about what we eat. @kaelanisays @amusebouchepod #whyy #phillyfood #foodculture #foodhistory #eatphilly #visitphilly #philly #geography #foodidentity

Join fellow travelers and foodies on October 28th at @playsandplayers The Geographical Society Presents: Following Your Gut with @kaelanisays Kae Lani Palmisano – Exploring the World Cultures Through Food

Join Emmy Award-Winning television host and food and travel writer, Kae Lani, for an interactive conversation on the many ways in which food expresses #culturalidentity and how her travels across four continents changed the way she thinks about what we eat. @kaelanisays @amusebouchepod #whyy #phillyfood #foodculture #foodhistory #eatphilly #visitphilly #philly #geography #foodidentity

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Today we remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and we honor the sacrifices of our first responders and service members. #nyc #911 #firstresponders

Today we remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and we honor the sacrifices of our first responders and service members. #nyc #911 #firstresponders

2 months ago
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Have a safe and happy #independenceday

Have a safe and happy #independenceday

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Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives
Thank you @trekwithtaylor - Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert  with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel  #friends #people #places #perspectives

Thank you @trekwithtaylor – Taylor Demonbreun for being the star of the night with your amazing stories and visiting us in the #heritagecityphiladelphia! Thank you Geographical Society of Philadelphia board of directors and generous friends! Thanks @josephmarro for sponsoring our dessert with delicious @hellodonutsphl and all your help; @jetjill for a great conversation, @tylerguner the youngest guest and the photographer of the evening, and thank you @doubletreephilly Center City for accommodating us again for our first in-person evening back together with friends! Cheers to #travel #friends #people #places #perspectives

5 months ago
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@trekwithtaylor Taylor is coming to Philadelphia to share her story, traveling the world and breaking four Guinness records doing so! Join the conversation, in-person celebration, food and drinks, on June 3rd at 6pm. Hope to see you!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnktU7QIYJk&t=437s
@trekwithtaylor Taylor is coming to Philadelphia to share her story, traveling the world and breaking four Guinness records doing so! Join the conversation, in-person celebration, food and drinks, on June 3rd at 6pm. Hope to see you!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnktU7QIYJk&t=437s
@trekwithtaylor Taylor is coming to Philadelphia to share her story, traveling the world and breaking four Guinness records doing so! Join the conversation, in-person celebration, food and drinks, on June 3rd at 6pm. Hope to see you!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnktU7QIYJk&t=437s

@trekwithtaylor Taylor is coming to Philadelphia to share her story, traveling the world and breaking four Guinness records doing so! Join the conversation, in-person celebration, food and drinks, on June 3rd at 6pm. Hope to see you!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnktU7QIYJk&t=437s

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